Jun 13 2017

Freedom Boat Club Invests And Relaunches Charleston Facilities

By Wanda Kenton Smith for The Island Connection Freedom Boat Club, the world’s oldest and largest boat club with 15,000 members and 130 locations officially relaunched its two Charleston destinations on June 3. The club sports a brand new fleet of boats and now operates under the leadership of a unique new ownership team. According …

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Jun 12 2017

Dave Holt And The Lightening Bolts Headline Kiawah Festival Of Mountain Music

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Dave Holt says he’s not from a musical family, except for the part about the rhythm bones. “Each generation [Holt side] had to learn to play the rhythm bones that had been passed down from my great, great grandfather from one generation to the next, for 125 …

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Jun 09 2017

St. Johns Fire District Receives New Truck

The new ladder truck will be housed at Station Four on Kiawah Island.
(Photo courtesy of STJFD)

By Fire Marshal Ryan Kunitzer for The Island Connection The St. John’s Fire District is proud to introduce a new addition to its fleet with the arrival of a custom built tower ladder truck. This 47-foot long tower ladder was built by Pierce Manufacturing and features a 95-foot tower platform, seating for 6 firefighters, 2,000 …

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Jun 08 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Report May 22 2017

By Gregg Bragg , The Island Connection Staff Writer The agenda for the May 22 assembly of Seabrook Island Town Council looked shorter than recentiterations. This concision breathed life into the long whispered and elusive goal of the 30-minute council meeting. Mayor Ciancio would have to circle back to approve two sets of meeting minutes, …

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Jun 07 2017

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Returns June 18

Participants in the Charleston Sprint Triathlon, in bike competitions.

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of Brian Francher. The area’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicked off its 27th year on May 21 at James Island County Park. Race 2 of the series is set for Sunday, June 18, and registration for all remaining races …

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Jun 06 2017

21st Annual Sea Island Habitat For Humanity Golf Benefit

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Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy On May 22 the Kelly Family Foundation presented the 21st annual Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Golf Benefit at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. The event was a huge success with over 90 participants and contributions exceeding $80,000. Sea Island Habitat for Humanity …

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Jun 01 2017

Third Annual Gullah Celebration Nets $105,000 To Fight Island Hunger


By David Osborn for The Island Connection Photos by Meg Cooley May was a wonderful month indeed for the Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation due to the generosity of so many who supported and attended the Gullah Gala and the Gullah Celebration. On May 5, Mary Whyte and Jonathan Greene spoke to a rapt audience …

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May 30 2017

Kiawah Island Real Estate Has Best 1st Quarter In Ten Years

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Kiawah Island Real Estate’s (KIRE) first quarter of 2017 was its best first quarter of closed dollar volume in the past 10 years. KIRE ended the first quarter with 41 closed transactions, compared to 33 transactions closed through March 2016. Additionally, the dollar volume of transactions closed in …

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May 29 2017

Kiawah Island Named PGA Junior League Golf Regional Site

Metro Parks PGA  Junior Golf League at Meadow Park Golf Course         Photos by Russ Carmack

By Hayley Wilson for The Island Connection Eight facilities, including the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, have been named host sites of the 2017 PGA Junior League Golf Regional competitions, set to begin in September. All-star teams of junior golfers ages 13 and under will compete for the opportunity to advance to the 2017 PGA Junior …

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